What Are The Benefits of Fluoride?
Usually part of routine dental care programs, fluoride is an organic substance found in various foods and liquids. It can be applied to the teeth to produce many oral advantages. Fluoride helps to discourage decay by making the enamel less susceptible to plaque. Fluoride may also improve the tooth's structure to reverse the initial phases of cavities. In fact, towns that put fluoride in drinking supplies usually have reduced instances of cavities among their citizens. These benefits of fluoride are pointed out by the ADA (American Dental Association) and other important societies. At Downtown Boston Dental, we are thrilled to provide regular fluoride treatments to enhance the oral health and well-being of children and adults. To learn more about the ways fluoride may benefit your dental health, arrange a visit at our Boston, MA office.
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Who Should Get Fluoride Treatments?
Children, teens, men, and women can benefit from oral fluoride treatments. This natural mineral can help prevent cavities in younger patients with baby teeth or teens who are more prone to cavities. Boston, MA individuals who do not consume fluoridated water can also benefit from routine fluoride treatments. Furthermore, fluoride treatments could benefit those who are at a heightened risk of cavities, including individuals who wear braces or have xerostomia (dry mouth). Fluoride treatments can also help to reduce tooth sensitivity and shield bare enamel since it is more prone to erosion.
What to Expect With Fluoride Treatments
At Downtown Boston Dental, we use a variety of fluoride types to ensure that treatment is tolerable for all of our patients. Fluoride treatments are commonly performed every six months immediately following a thorough cleaning and exam. Once you pick your fluoride flavor, our team will prepare the fluoride as a foam, gel, varnish, or liquid. Once we administer the fluoride, it will stay on your teeth for around five minutes to allow the treatment enough time to soak into your teeth. To attain optimal advantages from your treatment, you might need to wait about 30 minutes before eating and drinking.
After Your Fluoride Treatment
If you inadvertently consume fluoride, you could begin to feel sick, but this should fade away roughly 24 hours following your appointment. When it comes to a handful of situations, we might suggest fluoride supplements or dentist-approved fluoridated toothpaste to increase your fluoride consumption. Because fluoride is known to be harmful in large amounts, adults must be careful to keep fluoride solutions out of reach of their children. Although these treatments help to fight tooth decay, it is still vital to polish the teeth using fluoridated pastes, floss, and rinse twice a day. We also urge you to receive frequent teeth cleanings and exams at Downtown Boston Dental so our team can keep track of your total dental health.
Insurance Coverage for Fluoride Treatments
Regular fluoride treatments might be paid for by dental insurance benefits. Someone from our billing staff will review your insurance benefits and help you get the most out of your policy. If you have out-of-pocket expenses, we can help you understand the types of payment we accept.
Fight Tooth Decay
Keep up the health of your family's teeth with ADA-recommended fluoride treatments at Downtown Boston Dental. Our team performs fluoride treatments for kids, young adults, men, and women to help strengthen teeth, protect against cavities, and reduce initial signs of erosion. Reach out to our Boston, MA office to arrange a cleaning with a fluoride treatment for your whole family.